CCR 2018 TRAILS SCHEDULE

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HIKING

Hiking Through History Along Troy’s Wynantskill
Level: Intermediate | 2.5 Mile Loop out and back, 2 Hours
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM | Pre hike talk at the Burden Museum at 12:15 PM
Where: BURDEN ENVIRONMENTAL PARK : Wynantskill Trail

1. The Gateway Museum | 1 E Industrial Pkwy, Troy 12180
2. Burden Pond Environmental Park | Corner Route 4 / Mill Street and Campbell Ave

Come learn about the local history and the changing landscape of south Troy shaped by the Wynants Kill from Colonial time mills to the Industrial Era Burden Iron Works. Start at the former Burden Iron Works offices to hear about and examine pictures and maps of the changing landscape. Reconvene a short drive upstream at the parking area of the Burden Pond Environmental Park. Then hike through an urban nature preserve with a deep gorge, a water fall and remnants of dams and infrastructure that supplied water power. We will stand in an area that had once been a mill pond. We will finish at a vantage point to see where the Burden Iron Works once stood and imagine what it all looked like.

Exploring Trails in Frear Park
Level: Intermediate | 2 Mile Loop out and back, 2 Hours
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Meet up at the Frear Park Tennis Courts on Frear Park Road

Discover Frear Park’s hiking trails, enjoy natural scenery and learn some history on this guided tour. The hike will go along the old Troy water reservoirs, pass by a beaver dam and pond and the waterfalls in the Piscawen Creek. Interesting native wildflowers can be found along the trails, and a stop will be made to enjoy the educational wildflower and butterfly garden near the Frear Park pagoda and fountain.

WALKING

Walk with a Doc
Level: Beginner | 1 Mile Walking tour in downtown Troy
Time: 9:00 AM
Where: Check in at the Uncle Sam Statue at the corner of River Street and Fulton Street

PARK(ing) Day Locations Tour
Level: Open to All
When: 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM | Self Guided
Where
: Meet at the RAMBLE Main Booth on 2nd and State (in front of the Troy Music Hall)

Accessible: Yes

Pick up a map and do a self guided tour of this years downtown pocket park locations! PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. For more on PARK(ing) Day

POETRoY in Motion
Level: Open to All
When: Between 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM | Self Guided | Roughly 1 Mile Rountrip
Where
: Meet at the RAMBLE Main Booth on 2nd and State (in front of the Troy Music Hall)

Accessible: Yes

This self guided tour of this years PARK(ing) Day installations will include live poetry readings, curated by regional poet, D. Colin! These original works will feature the topic of ‘motion.’ Pick up your poet listing and schedule at the RAMBLE Main booth.

Troy Public Library Tour
Level: Open to All
When: 10:45 to 12:00 Noon |
Where
: Meet at the RAMBLE Main Booth on 2nd and State (in front of the Troy Music Hall)

Accessible: Yes

Join us for a group tour and learn about the amazing history and architecture of the Troy Public Library with renowned architectural historian, Suzanne Spellen. The tour starts at the RAMBLE Main booth and continues along 2nd street where she will highlight the prominent architecture passed along the way to the library. An interior and exterior history of the building will be the focal point of the building tour. Also, learn about the recently located documentation of the purchase of the priceless Aldus stained glass window from Tiffany.

 

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